Tag Archives: Melbourne

Dealing with the unfamiliar in Lockdown #2

Melbourne emerged from a 10-week lockdown designed to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections on 1 June 2020. Life was starting to resemble something akin to normal, when a friend commented over (a socially distant) lunch that she felt like … Continue reading

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Early reviews for Mother of Pearl

Early reviews are coming in for my new novel, Mother of Pearl, and I’m blown away by the thoughtful and insightful responses to the book so far. Author Cass Moriarty writes, ‘In Mother of Pearl, author Angela Savage has given … Continue reading

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Paint the Town READ: 20th AIDS Conference

I’m thrilled to have been invited by Melbourne Library Service to be part of ‘Paint the Town READ, a cultural program to coincide with Melbourne’s hosting of the 20th International AIDS Conference. From Sunday 20 July to Friday 25 July at venues … Continue reading

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Alexander McCall Smith comes to Melbourne…

…and I get to interview him Alexander McCall Smith is appearing at an event in Melbourne next month and I’m thrilled to bits to have been asked by The Wheeler Centre to interview him. Alexander McCall Smith is one of … Continue reading

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The Melbourne Quiz

The decision by Fairfax to close its monthly glossy supplement to The Age, the (melbourne) magazine, might signal the end of my ambition to guest appear in its (melbourne) quiz. But there’s always this blog: behold the responses I would’ve given, … Continue reading

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Questions for The Bones Lady?

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist, award winning crime writer and producer of the hit Fox TV series Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. Her first Temperance Brennan novel, Déjà Dead, won the 1997 Ellis Award … Continue reading

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Review: getting Up

getting Up by SD Thorpe covers a momentous week in the life of Paul aka Roket, a  sixteen year old ‘Toy’ or burgeoning graffiti writer. Bored, lonely, horny and pissed off,  Roket has dropped out of school and is largely … Continue reading

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Review: The Holiday Murders

The Holiday Murders by Robert Gott explores the fragile territory between prejudice and murderous hatred in a riveting crime novel that is both intelligent and terrifying. Shedding light on a nasty period in Australian history when right-wing elements — motivated by politics … Continue reading

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Review: Nine Days

Toni Jordan took as inspiration for her third novel Nine Days a photograph from the archives of The Argus showing, on a crowded platform, a woman held high on a man’s shoulders so she can kiss the soldier leaning towards her from the … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie on travel

I picked up a copy of Agatha Christie – An Autobiography in preparation for a panel I’m chairing at the Melbourne Museum next month. I’d intended to skim it, concentrating on the parts that are relevant to the panel discussion. … Continue reading

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